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In Imran Khan’s Ouster, a Reminder of Pakistani Military’s Power

By Christina Goldbaum and Salman Masood

10 Apr 2022 · 4 min read

In the last hours before the midnight deadline for a no-confidence motion in Pakistan’s Parliament, the capital was on the brink.

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s allies in Parliament had spent the day Saturday working for any delay they could, filibustering with angry speeches denouncing the opposition as traitors. Around government buildings, military troops were put on alert and prison vans were deployed.

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